Welcome to our 2019 Red Sox in Review series. This is, as you can probably guess, where we will be reviewing all of the players who made at least a modest impact on the Red Sox in 2019. Every week day we’ll be deep diving into one player every day. For each edition we’ll describe the season in a sentence, look at the positives from the year as well as negatives, look back at our one big question from the season preview and look ahead to the 2020 season. We’ll be going in alphabetical order of the players on this list. You can look over that list, too, and drop a name in the comments if you think I left anyone out who should be mentioned here. Got it? Good. Today we focus on Brandon Workman.
2019 in One Sentence
Brandon Workman’s emergence as a legitimate late-inning weapon in 2019 was a very rare bright spot on a pitching staff that was desperate to find some.
Workman was, in a word, incredible in 2019. The righty is older than it seems (to me at least) — he turned 31 this past August — but he had a legitimate breakout in 2019. By the end of the season, the righty had pitched in 73 games for a total of 71 2⁄3 innings and finished with a 1.88 ERA….